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2021 Fourth of July Events in the Champaign County Area

June 22, 2021

We're already at the point in the year where it's time to break out the sparklers and firecracker popsicles! Last year, our Fourth of July events in Champaign-Urbana and beyond took a year off to keep our community safe. With the State of Illinois back open for business, we're seeing a return of our favorite Independence Day events in the greater Champaign County area! 

If you're eager to make plans for the holiday weekend, then there's good news. Fourth of July events in the Champaign County Area start as early as this weekend! Here's your guide to the major celebrations, parades, and fireworks displays taking place this year. 

Freedom celebrations and Fourth of July events in Champaign County

Here's your guide to the Fourth of July fireworks, parades, and celebrations taking place in Champaign, Urbana, and beyond! 

Spindependence, July 2

Over a decade old, this parking lot party at Bently's Pub features incredible DJs and local favorites spinning one-hour sets. You won't want to miss this one!

CCFPD's Freedom Fest and Light Up the Lake, July 2 - POSTPONED

Freedom Fest at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve in Mahomet is another event we're excited to see return! Music begins at 4 p.m., and at 9 p.m., after a tribute to our service men and women, watch as a spectacular fireworks display lights up the lake!

Friday Night Live, July 2

Again, this isn't quite a Fourth of July event, but the return of Friday Night Live is a fun way to kick off July 4th weekend. Come watch incredible performances as live music returns to Downtown Champaign. This event will run to September 24, so add it to your calendar as a weekly outing!

Rantoul Fourth of July Parade, July 3

The RACC Fourth of July Parade returns this year! The route begins at Maple Grove Plaza, turning right onto 136, then another right onto Grove Street, left on Fredrick and then through to end at Wabash Park.

Sullivan Parade and Fireworks, July 4

In Sullivan, enjoy a Fourth of July parade at 12 pm on Independence Day. Stick around for fireworks after dusk in Wyman Park!

Champaign County Freedom Celebration, July 4

Last but not least, the Champaign County Freedom Celebration will kick off a fireworks display around 9:30 PM on Independence Day.

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